Food prices at grocery stores across the nation continue to increase amid a time of economic uncertainty for many Americans.
The price of food has steadily increased across the board since February, just before the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in the U.S., according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis’ latest report.
These increases have impacted many foods, including beef and veal, poultry, pork and eggs. Prices of fruits and vegetables also rose, albeit at a lower rate, compared to other categories, according to the report.
This price increases, however, complicate matters for over 55 million people who have sought unemployment benefits since the shutdowns began. More than 1.18 million workers filed for unemployment last week, just as the government’s additional $600 a week in unemployment aid ran out.
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